• An Intertextual Journey in Prudentius, Peristephanon 9

    Author(s):
    Cillian O'Hogan (see profile)
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome, Late Antiquity
    Subject(s):
    Latin literature
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Intertextuality, Prudentius, travel, Virgil
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6QN4Q
    Abstract:
    This paper investigates the influence of the Aeneid on the ninth poem of Prudentius’ Peristephanon. In the poem, Prudentius is on his way to Rome when he discovers the tomb of St Cassian, and an account of the saint’s passion follows. The framing narrative employs some of the conventions of pilgrimage literature, while the poem as a whole contains allusions to Vergil’s Aeneid, and I argue that through these allusions Prudentius models his journey to Rome on the travels of Aeneas. This can be seen as part of Prudentius’ larger project to map Christian sites of interest onto the Roman empire.
    Notes:
    Post-print version (i.e. final draft post-refereeing).
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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